The week we get our jingles jangling (09.10.20)

Jingle Jangle

Is it too early to talk about Christmas? Probably, but we’re going to anyway because Netflix just released a trailer for the extraordinary Jingle Jangle. Featuring sensational VFX from our MTL Film, LDN IA and LDN FPS teams, as well as a John Legend soundtrack, you just know it’s going to be good!

If you need us we’ll be over here singing Usher’s new single for the movie all weekend.

To top it off the wonderful director David E. Talbert also shared some images…


Boost Mobile

Framestore VFX wizards used their talents to conjure up the jet in this latest Boost Mobile ad, starring Pitbull. Read the article and see the ad on Shots.

In case you’re unfamiliar with Pitbull’s work, enjoy:


Press

The Midnight Sky

Last week the world got its first glimpse of The Midnight Sky, the upcoming Netflix space odyssey featuring (inter)stellar work from our LDN and MTL teams. Vanity Fair’s exclusive interview with George Clooney on The Midnight Sky delves into why Gravity was such an inspiration for him when making the film.

And for those of you wanting to hear more, director and star George Clooney will give a free talk as part of this year’s London Film Festival, taking in highlights from his dazzling career as well as this latest exciting feature. Find out more HERE, and why not make a date with other talks from the excellent Letitia Wright, Riz Ahmed and Talking Heads mainman David Byrne?

Lovecraft Country

Grant Walker speaks to The NY Times on the creative process of the terrifying Shoggoth. Read the article here.

(Slight disclaimer; the article features a Rodeo shot from the series which Framestore didn’t work on.)

A room with a VIEW?

Turin’s VIEW conference is always a hot ticket for VFX pros, so it’s great to hear that this year’s online iteration will be 100% free. From 19th October the likes of CCO Tim Webber and Global MD, Film, Fiona Walkinshaw – as well as, y’know, people from some other companies. If you want to be in on the action, you just have to register here.

Technology

Adam Kirchberger, Network Engineer & Tristan spoke to Infradata for a case study on how we collaborated to refresh our #firewalls globally. Read the full article here.


What we’ve been up to

FMX

Grant Walker and Stephen Nixon took to the virtual stage to kick of FMX’s new ‘Spotlight On’ series, detailing how we brought the Shoggoth to life for Lovecraft Country. The behind the scenes presentation will be online soon, and we’ll be running it as an FTV session next week!

Foundry

Yesterday Henry Bull (LDN) shed light on Framestore‚Äôs Launchpad program, alongside our winning team ‘Team Herts’ who shared their experience creating a 30-second CG short in just eight weeks. Register here to watch the session!


You’ve been Framed

This week we meet Senior Animator, Will Frazier (NYC). He’s played ‘Despacito’ with Luis Fonsi on Good Morning America… bet you didn’t see that coming. Read more about Will here.


In Other News

World Space Week

This week we joined in the #WorldSpaceWeek celebrations over on our twitter page by reminiscing on things we learned on various space-related projects. From discussions on whether zero-G actually exists (with a little help from Hugh Lewis, Head of the Astronautics at the University of Southampton), to sharing little space factoids and epic spaceship builds, we had a blast 

HDM turns 25


#InColour

Junior Colourist, Dominic Phipps (LDN) grade this spot Alfie Templeman ‘Forever Isn’t Long Enough’


And a quick reminder that this coming Monday is Thanksgiving for all our Canadian pals.